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Is it der, die oder das Autodidakt?


The correct article in German of Autodidakt is der. So it is der Autodidakt! (nominative case)

The word Autodidakt is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Autodidakt?

How does the declension of Autodidakt work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative der Autodidakt die Autodidakten
Genitive des Autodidakten der Autodidakten
Dative dem Autodidakten den Autodidakten
Akkusative den Autodidakten die Autodidakten

What is the meaning of Autodidakt in German?

Autodidakt is defined as:

[1] A person who learns independently, without a teacher, brings something to himself

[1] eine Person, die selbstständig, ohne Lehrer lernt, sich etwas beibringt

How to use Autodidakt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autodidakt with translations in English.

[1] Viele Wissenschaftler waren Autodidakten.

[1] Many scientists were autodidaktand

[1] „Kari Korhonen ist mit seinen Arbeiten sicher einer der erfolgreichsten Comic-Künstler Finnlands, dabei ist er in seinem Fach ein absoluter Autodidakt.“

[1] "Kari Korhonen is certainly one of the most successful comic artists of Finland with his work, but he is an absolute autodidactance in his subject"

[1] „Ich hatte nur als Kind ein paar Klavierstunden bekommen, und bevor ich mir vor fünf Jahren eine Lehrerin suchte, war ich im Grunde ein Autodidakt.“

[1] "I had only got a few piano hours as a child, and before I was looking for a teacher five years ago, I was basically a autodidakt" "

[1] „Einige von ihnen begannen die Geschichte der jiddischen Sprache und ihre Literatur und Kultur systematisch zu erforschen, dies nicht selten als wissenschaftliche Autodidakten und Einzelkämpfer.“

[1] "Some of them began to systematically research the history of Yiddish language and its literature and culture, not infrequently as scientific autodidacts and lone fighters"

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